The idea is that visitors turn off their lights and explore the forest after dark making it a fun and yet, worthwhile evening.

Earth Hour is celebrated annually around the world to encourage millions of people to switch off their lights for just one hour to show they care about the planet. Not only will participants save money but also will be helping save our wondrous world!

Embrace the dark by switching off lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on 19th March and also attend one of the many Earth Hour events. Families can explore their local forest at twilight with a fun activity sheet.

Why not try?

Whinlatter Forest, Cumbria

Join like-minded souls on an evening of exploration followed by steaming hot chocolate and intriguing storytelling around a campfire.

Booking is essential and costs £2 per adult and £1 per child.

Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

Even better is participating in a twilight self-led trail to find out which animals are active at dawn and dusk (and why they are most active at this time). The trail is available on 19th and 20th March and the forest will open between 7.30am and 8pm on these days. Visitors can explore the Twilight Trail at their leisure as the walk is unguided allowing flexibility on timings too

Discover Passes are available from the Forestry Commission and include visitors parking charges for a year.

Visit for further information.

Do not miss Earth Hour and remember all you need to do is switch off your lights for one hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 19th March!